The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
Eyes are on the World Health Organisation to declare the outbreak of the virus an emergency.
Hillary is a caricature of the compromises ambitious women have to make to attain any sort of standing - but she'll destroy Trump in the first debate.
This is not the first time IS has appeared to threaten Britain, but the appearance of Tower Bridge and Big Ben in its last video is particularly pointed.
When the history books are written, David Cameron's lacklustre record on refugees will haunt him.
Black market booze, a Kalashnikov cloakroom, and women in bikinis escaping over barbed wire: meet Marc Victor, the king of Kabul nightlife.
The advertising of skin whitening products has shifted from the downright offensive to the consciously discreet, but the range on offer keeps proliferating.
The death toll from recent attacks in Pakistan are still shocking, but it does represent an improvement.
Human Acts deals with the obliteration, both physical and psychic, of hundreds of its own citizens by the South Korean regime in the early 1980s.
Thanks to the internet, it is possible to see what books people who gave Donald Trump’s manifesto Crippled America a five-star rating also enjoyed.
The boyband SMAP has been an important social binder in a nation that prides itself on its sense of community and homogeneity.